With Open Hands

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Editor: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594713359
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With Open Hands, Henri Nouwen's first book on spirituality and a treasured introduction to prayer, has been a perennial favorite for over thirty years because it gently encourages an open, trusting stance toward God and offers insight to the components of prayer: silence, acceptance, hope, compassion, and prophetic criticism. Provocative questions invite reflection and self-awareness, while simple and beautiful prayers provide comfort, peace, and reassurance. With over half a million copies printed in seven languages, this spiritual classic has been reissued for a new generation with moving photography and a foreword by Sue Monk Kidd.

With Open Hands

Author: Jeri Ferris
Editor: LernerClassroom
ISBN: 0876148453
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Recounts the life of Biddy Mason, a slave who found freedom in California in 1856, who practiced the philosophy of sharing as she nursed the sick, delivered babies, and started many philanthropic projects after becoming a wealthy landowner in Los Angeles.

Open Hands Willing Heart

Author: Vivian Mabuni
Editor: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0735291748
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From a veteran Cru staff member, Bible teacher, and popular speaker comes an invitation for Christian women to discover how yielding ourselves wholly to God, especially in the midst of challenging circumstances, lends new purpose to our lives. We know that the center of God's will is the best place to be, but surrender is easier said than done. A host of hurdles, from busyness and bitterness to complacency and control, can prevent us from moving where He directs. In this challenging yet warmhearted book, Vivian Mabuni provides an authentic look at what it means to willingly risk saying yes to whatever God asks--and highlights a practical path to the deeper joy of a yielded life.

With Open Hands

Author: Phillip Bounds
Editor:
ISBN: 9781946642967
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Seasonal Tree Journal Living With Open Hands

Author: Cindi Snedaker
Editor: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781797595009
Size: 20,21 MB
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Life changes like the seasons and each season has its purpose. The cover of this journal is a self-portrait collage work of art by Cindi Snedaker and is an expression of this reality. Though we must endure the changes of fall and the cold of winter, winter always gives way to spring and spring leads to the fruit of summer. Taking the time to write, remember, and reflect in the midst of those seasons enables us to pay attention to the story of our lives that is unfolding. This unique 8.5" x 11" tree journal is filled with simple, lightly lined pages for you to express your grateful heart, to record your daily happenings that will in time become memories, to write your prayers or hopes or dreams, and even to reflect on the more difficult seasons with the hope of finding meaning and purpose in them. It could be a daily thankfulness journal, a spiritual journal for teens, a prayer journal, or it could also simply be a space for jotting down notes, making lists, keeping track of things you want to accomplish, or a place for doodling. Journals make great gifts! A gift for a friend, teacher gift, a gift for teens to help them live with intention, a birthday gift, a Christmas gift, or a thank you gift. Or even a gift for yourself!

The Spiritual Legacy Of Henri Nouwen

Author: Deirdre LaNoue
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826412836
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In 1969, the year following the death of Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen published his first book. Who, reading Intimacy: Essays in Pastoral Psychology, at the time could have guessed that its 37 year old Dutch priest-author would become one of the most popular spiritual writers of the 20th-century?Unlike Merton, whose strictly spiritual writings appealed almost exclusively to Roman Catholics, Nouwen had an enormous following among Protestants as well as Catholics. What was it about this man and his work that so resonated with the American psyche over the past thirty years?In The Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen, Deidre LaNoue analyzes Nouwen's voluminous writings in the context of his life and times, providing a key to his more than forty individual books as well as a cogent summary of his contribution to the spiritual lives of millions of people. The book includes a complete bibliography of Nouwen's writings as well as a Scripture index of his books.

The Work Of The People

Author: John H. Will
Editor: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 0788023012
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The word "liturgy" literally means "the work of the people" -- so the active participation of everyone in the congregation should be the goal of Christian worship. Designed to help you attain that sense of full partnership, "The Work Of The People" provides you with a full year's worth of eloquent resources for thoughtful, reverent services. It's a comprehensive collection of liturgical prayers and readings for 52 Sundays, with each week's material based on a common subject (Freedom, Hospitality, Peace, and Stewardship are just a few examples). Written in everyday language that connects them to our daily lives, the prayers are conceived for congregational reading (either responsively or in unison) -- and their thematic unity will lead to reflection and insight in addition to praise and celebration. The components for each week include: - call to worship - invocation - call to confession - prayer of confession - words of assurance - Psalm reading - offering sentences - prayer of dedication - benediction - scripture references (as possible texts for homilies based on the theme) John H. Will is a retired pastor in the United Church of Christ. In addition to serving churches in Texas, Indiana, and California, Will has been a missionary in Honduras and Foreign Service officer for the U.S. State Department. He is a graduate of Rice University and Eden Theological Seminary. Will and his wife Johanna live in Burleson, Texas.

Christ Who Is Hidden

Author: Burton F. Blair
Editor: CSS Publishing
ISBN: 1556732953
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Magnificent Surrender

Author: Roger Helland
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621891461
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God's kingdom is our true home, but we've picked up a habit of resisting it. And when, finally, we do fall in, most of us find we've survived so long outside his kingdom that we've lost all instinct for thriving in it. That's where Roger Helland meets us. Roger has thought long and studied hard on these matters. He has pondered deeply what it means to be fully alive in Christ and for Christ, and he's tested his insights in classrooms, in churches, with denominations, but mostly in his own life. In Magnificent Surrender, he's distilled what he's learned into a field guide for kingdom living. But Roger draws from an even deeper source. His book derives its force and depth from Paul's letter to the Colossians. Indeed, Magnificent Surrender is an extended pastoral reflection on and application of that letter. Colossians, in four brief chapters, presents the glory of Jesus Christ and the glory of a life wholly submitted to him. It is a manifesto of the rich life. Magnificent Surrender heralds that brilliantly. It's a wise, loving, and sometimes stern invitation to read Colossians again, with fresh eyes and fierce resolve. It's also a challenge to take to heart its promise and its exhortation--that we can and must live in, through, with, and for Christ, who is all and in all, supreme and sufficient. -Mark Buchanan, from the Foreword

Hands Free Mama

Author: Rachel Macy Stafford
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 031033814X
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“Rachel Macy Stafford's post "The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up" was a true phenomenon on The Huffington Post, igniting countless conversations online and off about freeing ourselves from the vicious cycle of keeping up with our overstuffed agendas. Hands Free Mama has the power to keep that conversation going and remind us that we must not let our lives pass us by.” --Arianna Huffington, Chair, President, and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ DISCOVER THE POWER, JOY, AND LOVE of Living “Hands Free” If technology is the new addiction, then multi-tasking is the new marching order. We check our email while cooking dinner, send a text while bathing the kids, and spend more time looking into electronic screens than into the eyes of our loved ones. With our never-ending to-do lists and jam-packed schedules, it’s no wonder we’re distracted. But this isn’t the way it has to be. In July 2010, special education teacher and mother Rachel Macy Stafford decided enough was enough. Tired of losing track of what matters most in life, Rachel began practicing simple strategies that enabled her to momentarily let go of largely meaningless distractions and engage in meaningful soul-to-soul connections. She started a blog to chronicle her endeavors and soon saw how both external and internal distractions had been sabotaging her happiness and preventing her from bonding with the people she loves most. Hands Free Mama is the digital society’s answer to finding balance in a media-saturated, perfection-obsessed world. It doesn’t mean giving up all technology forever. It doesn’t mean forgoing our jobs and responsibilities. What it does mean is seizing the little moments that life offers us to engage in real and meaningful interaction. It means looking our loved ones in the eye and giving them the gift of our undivided attention, leaving the laundry till later to dance with our kids in the rain, and living a present, authentic, and intentional life despite a world full of distractions. So join Rachel and go hands-free. Discover what happens when you choose to open your heart—and your hands—to the possibilities of each God-given moment.